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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of the Domestic Gas Workers and Staff of Works Department (n = 100)

From: Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and associated risk factors among domestic gas workers and staff of works department in Enugu, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

Variable f (%) / Mean ± SD / Median [Range] M.D χ2 / p-value
Total (n = 100) DGW (n = 50) SWD (n = 50) t-score
Gender
 Male 84 (84) 42 (84) 42 (84) 0.001a 1.000
 Female 16 (16) 8 (16) 8 (16)   
Age (years) 31.95 ± 8.80 31.74 ± 8.24 32.16 ± 0.60 −0.42 −0.360b 0.720
Height (m) 1.70 [0.23] 1.70 [0.18] 1.70[0.23] 0.233
Weight (kg) 76.34 ± 8.29 74.36 ± 9.11 78.32 ± 6.91 −3.96 −2.448b 0.016*
BMI (kg/m2) 25.66 [18.01] 25.37 [18.01] 25.95 [14.68] 0.023*
SBP (mmHg) 120.00 [50.00] 110.00 [40.00] 120.00 [50.00] 0.002*
DBP (mmHg) 79.00 [30.00] 74.00 [35.00] 80.00 [30.00] 0.443
RR (cpm) 22.00 [12.00] 22.50 [7.00] 21.50 [12.00] 0.105
RHR (bpm) 74.00 [78.00] 74.00 [35.00] 73.00 [68.00] 0.675
Duration of service (years) 2.00 [39.92] 1.75 [39.92] 5 [39.50] < 0.001*
Work duration (hours/day) 8.00 [8.00] 10.00 [7.00] 8.00 [2.00] < 0.001*
Sleep duration (hours/day) 6.00 [2.00] 6.00 [1.00] 5.00 [2.00] 0.859
  1. f frequency, % percentage, DGW Domestic Gas Workers, SWD Staff of Works Department, M.D. Mean Difference, SD Standard Deviation, BMI Body Mass Index, SBP Systolic Blood Pressure, DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure, RR Respiratory Rate, RHR Resting Heart Rate
  2. a = χ2-stastistics
  3. b = t-statistics
  4. * = significant at p < 0.05